Author: Kim Hooper

Narrators: Devon Sorvari, Stephanie Willing, Hillary Huber, Stephanie Einstein, Madeleine Maby, Nick Mondelli, Michael Brusasco, Patrick Lawlor, Adam Barr, Pete Cross, Neil Hellegers

Publication Date: June 15, 2021

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Book Descripiton

Angie is awakened by a midnight call from an officer with the Boise Police Department and thinks there must be a misunderstanding. The officer tells her that her husband was involved in a shooting at a local bar, but how can that be when her husband is sleeping right next to her? But when she turns to wake him, he isn’t there.

Tessa is the twenty-three-year-old bartender who escapes to a backroom storage closet during the shooting. When it comes to light that five people were killed, she is burdened with the question of why she survived.

Joyce wakes up to a knock at her front door, a knock she assumes is her wayward son, Jed, who must have lost his keys. It’s not Jed though. Two police officers tell her that Jed is dead, shot at a bar. Then they deliver even worse news: “We have reason to believe your son was the shooter.”

So begins the story of three women tied together by tragic fate―a wife trying to understand why her now-comatose husband was frequenting a bar in the middle of the night, the young woman whom her husband was apparently pursuing, and a mother who is forced to confront the reality of who her son was and who she is.

Book Review

No Hiding in Boise is an excellent novel about a bar shooting told from many perspectives. This story is very interesting and told well. The characters are all multidimensional, and I felt connected to all of them. There are many perspectives but the main ones are a bartender, a victim’s wife, and the shooter’s mother. Their stories intertwine. The story is told alternating between past and present. It was difficult to read at times because it was so emotional, but I couldn’t put it down.  I went into this story blind, and I’m so glad I did. I’ve read two of Kim Hooper’s novels and both were very unique, and I can’t wait to read more of her novels. No Hiding in Boise is a must read for fans of emotional novels.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Devon Sorvari, Stephanie Willing, Hillary Huber, Stephanie Einstein, Madeleine Maby, Nick Mondelli, Michael Brusasco, Patrick Lawlor, Adam Barr, Pete Cross, and Neil Hellegers and loved the narration. All the narrators did a great job bringing the characters to life and added to this great story.

Thank you Kim Hooper, Keylight Books, and Dreamscape Audio for No Hiding in Boise.

About the Author

No Hiding in Boise is Kim Hooper’s fifth novel. Her previous works include People Who Knew Me (2016), Cherry Blossoms (2018), Tiny (2019), and All the Acorns on the Forest Floor (2020). She is also co-author of All the Love: Healing Your Heart and Finding Meaning After Pregnancy Loss. Kim lives in Southern California with her husband, daughter, and a collection of pets.

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